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David A. Bateman

David Bateman is a trial lawyer and focuses on Internet law, technology law, and intellectual property litigation. David represents clients in high profile litigation matters, and provides counseling to clients on privacy, social media, online marketing, data protection and breach response, and other issues in the Internet space.

A nationally recognized leader in Internet, e–commerce, and software litigation, David has been lead counsel in hundreds of lawsuits against spammers, software pirates, phishers, cybersquatters, and Internet trolls. He has worked cooperatively with major ISPs, social media platforms, tech industry participants, and state and federal government agencies in the battle against online consumer deception, fraud, and privacy invasions.

In addition, he routinely defends technology companies, online retailers, affiliate programs, and ad platforms in class action litigation and government investigations and enforcement actions.

David also advises clients about cybersecurity risks, data breach response planning, and corporate governance in the cybersecurity field. He has participated in dozens of data breach incidents, and is a frequent speaker on the protection of computer systems, trade secrets, and intellectual property. David is a leader in the firm’s Cyber Law and Cybersecurity practice.

David is a co-founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (CCRLP), a global K&L Gates pro bono project providing legal services to victims of nonconsensual pornography (i.e., “revenge porn”) whose sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed online without consent. The CCRLP utilizes the firm’s elite cybersecurity and cyber forensics practices, allowing volunteers to deliver quality pro bono services to victims across the globe. Since its inception in late 2014, the CCRLP already has helped thousands of victims fight back against cyber harassment and reclaim their online identities.

  • Ranked in Chambers USA, Washington for Intellectual Property (2013-2020)
  • Pro Bono APEX Award 2016, Washington State Bar Association
  • Selected to the Washington Super Lawyers List (2004-2018)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2006-2021
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • “The Real World of Online Harassment and its Consequences,” Grays Harbor Community College, June 2016
  • Data Breaches and Trade Secrets CLE (ABA Annual Meeting 2015)
  • “Revenge Porn – a Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, December 2015
  • “The Intersection of Trade Secret Protection and Cyber Security,” Trade Secret Law and Strategies, October 2015
  • “After Anthem: Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Cyber-Resilience for the Health Care Sector,” May 2015
  • “Cyberattacks on IP: Response and Prevention,” IP Chat Channel, February 2015
  • “Understanding Cyber Risks and Security Options,” December 2014
  • “Using Social Media in Your Practice —Legal Issues and Risks”, ALI Seminar, January 2014
  • "Critical Briefing: Cyber Threats, Crimes, and Security,” June 2013
  • 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Conference, King County Prosecutor’s Office, September 2011
  • “Intellectual Property Protection in the Cloud / Enforcement,” Cloud Computing Conference, May 2010
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
Additional News & Event Pages
  • “Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn,’” New York Times, January 29, 2015
  • “Amazon Sues More Than 1,000 Does for Writing Fake Reviews,” Lexis Legal News, October 20, 2015
  • “In ‘Revenge Porn’ Case, Criminal Court Decision May Affect Lawsuit,” New York Times, April 1, 2016
  • “Copyright Law and the Fight Against Revenge Porn: Q&A With David Bateman of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project,” JD Supra, February 19, 2015
  • “David Bateman Receives Pro Bono Award,” Washington State Bar Association, September 30, 2016
  • “Seattle Tech Companies Join Lawyers in Fight Against Revenge Porn,” Puget Sound Business Journal, August 5, 2016
  • “PA Prosecutors Quick to Put ‘Revenge Porn’ Law to Work,” Triblive, May 30, 2015
  • “Special Report: A Year of Public Service Help for Victims of 'Revenge Porn,'” AmericanLawyer.com, June 27, 2016
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